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Spain Stretch Unbeaten Run To 20 Games

International Friendly Report: Tunisia v Spain 09 June 2018

By SL International - Jun 09, 2018 10:39 PM

International Friendly 

Result: Tunisia 0-1 Spain

Date: 09 June 2018

Venue: Krasnodar Stadium

Spain extended their unbeaten run under Julen Lopetegui to 20 games after defeating Tunisia 1-0 at the Krasnodar Stadium on Saturday.
 
Tunisia had the first real chance of the game after 12 minutes as Anice Badri skipped past two challenges before picking out Sassi, who was eventually denied by David de Gea.
 
Another chance fell for the African nation on 19 minutes, with Naim Sliti firing a volley over the crossbar after meeting a cross from Badri.
 
Nabil Maaloul's charges should have broken the deadlock in the 34th minute as Badri picked out Sliti, who sent his close-range strike inches wide of the upright.
 
That proved to be the final clear-cut chance of the half as Spain struggled to get their attacking game going in the final third.
 
The Spanish opted for three changes at the start of the second half as Koke, Lucas Vazquez and Nacho were introduced for Thiago Alcantara, Isco and Alvaro Odriozola.
 
La Roja went close to breaking the deadlock after 59 minutes when Sergio Ramos picked out David Silva at the near post, but he failed to hit the target from close range.
 
Maaloul opted for two changes with 20 minutes remaining as Mohammed Ben Armor and Saber Khalifa were introduced.

Spain eventually broke the deadlock in the 84th minute as Diego Costa set up Iago Aspas, who sent a powerful strike into the bottom corner.
 
That proved to be the final bit of goal-mouth action as Spain head into the World Cup on a high.
 


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